ECE581B8 - Network Centric Systems
Sections 001(on-campus) and 801 (on-line)
3-credits (2 hrs of lectures and 3 hrs of lab)
Spring 2020      

Prerequisites:  MATH 369 or   ECE/STAT 303 or ECE421 or ECE 456,
                             and Programming expertise (in any language,  e.g.,  CS165)

Instructor:  Professor Anura Jayasumana
                     Electrical & Computer Engineering, C201D
                     Colorado State University
                     Phone: (970)491-7855


Networks are central to many natural systems and are at the core of complex man-made systems. What are the features of different network types?  How can the networks be represented? How do underlying characteristics influence network-based systems? How do communities arise in social networks?  What parameters influence the growth and characteristics of networks? What are the principles of network based system design? How to extract network topology from limited measurements? These are some of the questions we plan to  address.  This course  provides an overview of   principles  of network centric systems,  and introduces  techniques for  modeling and analysis of large-scale networks as well as  processes that evolve on such networks.  Case studies ranging from social networks to communications networks will be used to illustrate network modeling,  controlling the evolution of network structures, influence propagation and  network analytics.  Also considered will be policy and societal implications of modern network centric systems.


        Network Science

Network System Case Studies
As this is an experimental course offered for the first time, we will select a  subset of the topics listed above  depending on time and student interest.   

               Labs and Assignments      – 25%
               Project                                   – 25%
               Class Presentation             – 25%
               Minute Papers                     – 15%
               Participation*                      – 10%
                  *(In class  and canvas discussion participation for on-campus students;       canvas discussion participation for on-line students)

Academic Integrity: This course will adhere to the CSU Academic Integrity Policy in the General Catalog ( ) and the Student Conduct Code ( ). At a minimum, violations will result in a grading penalty in this course and a report to the Office of Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services.